Assessing Access to Specialty Healthcare: El Dorado County Specialty Care Needs Assessment

Client:  El Dorado County Public Health Department

Mission Analytics conducted a specialty care needs assessment for the El Dorado County Public Health Department to assess resident demands for specialty care, in El Dorado County, in addition to providers’ capacity to meet these needs.  The team developed a data collection tool and provided technical assistance to referral specialists within El Dorado County primary care clinics.  Primary metrics in the analysis included distance traveled to the appointment and wait-time between the appointment request and actual appointment date, by specialty and health insurance type.